Sustainability & CSR
Montero Mining & Exploration acknowledges that mining is a non-renewable activity, however we are commited to making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate, practising in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We intend to make a meaningful impact on the people in the regions in which we operate at both an economic and social level, supporting upliftment programs based on a thorough understanding of local needs. We understand that mining companies can, and do, have an impact on the environment and agree to undertake best practices to mitigate our impact on the environment.
Montero is committed to adhering to best environmental practices, minimizing impact to the local communities while participating in programs to benefit the communities beyond the life of the mine, implementing and maintianing excellent standards of healthy and safety, implemnenting appropriate risk management systems and ensuring we operatie a workplace environment whereby human rights and respect therefore are upheld. For more information - please see Montero's committment to Sustainable Development
Current Sustainability and Community Development Programs
The considered areas of corporate social programs will include education, health and agricultural projects in the area of our flagship Wigu Hill REE Project and Tanzania as a whole. Montero meets regularly with the heads of local communities and after assessing their local needs, a plan is put together to benefit the communities. A number of initial projects have been outlined and most embarked upon including:
160 wheelchairs have been shipped into Tanzania for distribution in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Morogoro region where Montero has its exploration project. 85 wheelchairs have already been distributed to children living with disabilities, 30 handed over in Zanzibar and 55 in Dar es Salaam in September 2012 with the remainder to be distributed later this quarter.
The chairs are an improved design on the conventional wheelchair, have better maneuverability and are fully adjustable so can be fitted to each child’s size and needs, therefore improving the quality of life for the children and their parents and guardians.
Click to view Montero's CSR Bulletin including photos
Links to Media Clippings below:
- Article in The Guardian - Sept 10
- Article in The Guardian- Sept 17
- Article in the Jambo Leo (local newspaper) - Sept 19
-Letter of Appreciation from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania
- Fixed a broken well in the Sesenga Village - restoring it to operation again supplying water to the village
- In progress: Participation in the construction of a dispensary in the Sesenga village in participation with the village and government of Tanzania. The dispensary will provide upgraded health services to the village and local communities in the area.
Planned Sustainability and Community Development Programs
- Support for the local primary schools (Sesenga, Nyalutanga and Mdokonyole) including providing textbooks, pens, pencils and notebooks.
- Construction of toilets at the Mdokonyole Primary School
- Complete the Sesenga Clinic. Montero to solicit partnerships and potential donors for provision of basic clinic equipment.
- Pig and poultry farming in Sesenga and Kisaki respectively and basic business training for two groups who will be involved in both endeavours.